Ratliff in short cast

Indiana guard A.J. Ratliff won’t need surgery on the injured tendon in his left wrist. He’s been placed in a short cast and team doctors are hoping he’ll heal with rest.

Ratliff injured the wrist against Ball State in late December and played with about one and half hands all year. He favored the left hand, to different degrees, in every game.

In other hoops news, we’re trying to track these Joey Shaw/Xavier Keeling transfer rumors as well as get word on D.J. White’s decision-making process as he ponders entering the NBA Draft.

Neither Keeling nor Shaw has requested his release from their scholarships yet. A player must receive that release before he can contact a possible transfer destination, or any institution can contact him.

White has until late April to declare for the draft.